What We Love
- Direct beach access
- Two pools with entertainment provided by DJs or live musical acts
- Two see-and-be-seen lounges, both of which offer hand-crafted drinks and tapas-style bites
- Guestroom balconies feature dramatic Atlantic Ocean views
- Beautiful celeb-helmed restaurant with local seafood, fresh vegetables and raw bar; read our exclusive interview with Michelle Bernstein
What To Know
- Located in a quiet part of Miami Beach, but several top restaurants and nightclubs are only a five-minute walk away
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The much-hyped Thompson Miami Beach, from A-list designer Martin Brudnizki, is a unique combination of Art Deco skyscraper and 1950s glass-and-steel tower. The 380-room hotel is an avant-garde sanctuary with a soft, sandy beach in its backyard and Seagrape, a “Floridian brasserie” by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein. Small plates and main dishes at the restaurant include items such as crispy veal sweetbreads with smoky stewed cranberries, and whole Florida snapper with recado verde and potato puree. Artistic yet minimalist guestrooms and suites offer pillowtop beds on low-rise wooden platforms, pops of seafoam-green and tangerine, gourmet minibars, balconies with views of the Atlantic, and luxurious baths with rain showers and oversize robes. Lounges serve sophisticated cocktails, including the 1930s House, a throwback to a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Strut your way around the hotel’s two sexy pools, where DJs or live musical acts provide the entertainment and set the scene. Guests can also unwind in the spa (there are six outdoor cabanas) or with a treatment in the 1950s-style salon from the renowned Miami-based Junior & Hatter.
In the Area
Entertainment options in the immediate area are limited, but a number of casual eateries can be found just across the bridge, as well as Café Avanti, an Italian restaurant and wine bar. For a sizzling night out, the LIV nightclub is just a few blocks to the north, or you can hop in a cab and go to South Beach’s Story nightclub for some of the hottest celebrity performers. Directly across Biscayne Bay is the Wynwood Arts District, a unique Miami neighborhood overflowing with stunning galleries. About a mile to the south, visitors will find the Bass Museum of Art, and a few blocks past that is the New World Symphony, located at the end of the Lincoln Road Mall shopping center.
How to Get There
I loved every minute of our stay here!!! The staff couldn’t do enough for us (genuinely felt looked after), the maids did an excellent job of cleaning our rooms, the pool service was amazing and the hotel is in a great spot. Honestly, check this hotel out if you are planning to visit. It’s a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of south beach. Just remember to have enough money for the deposit too... $100 a night.
This is a nice hotel, well located, the decoration is great, private beach etc ... However the service needs seriously to be improved. I needed to ask 3 times to get my green team at Breakfast, the cleaner did the room at 6.00pm 2 days , we have complained about the air conditioning 2 times and we are still waiting from them to fix it (while we are back home). So having a nice decoration is not enough compared to the price we have paid.
Me and my fiancé went to the hotel for 6 days, 5 nights. The service is absolutely amazing. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. They go the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and feel weclomed. It’s a great location, everything is about 10 minutes from the hotel. The restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. The rooms were really clean as well. I would absolutely stay here again!
Got a great deal for ocean view (full) room with 2 queens. Stayed 2 nights.
Pros- room was great, large, comfortable beds, nice though small terrace to sip coffee and read. We were on the 12th floor, the view was great
Staff - super friendly all throughout hotel. The guys and gals at the pool were extremely nice. We had drinks during happy hour which were fantastic.
Bird and Bone restaurant- excellent food and service. Some have griped that the menu is limited. I think when a restaurant goes overboard on options, the quality suffers. Here, we tried the famous chicken, burger and salads -all excellent
Location- we walked to South Beach one morning ( the staff gave us water bottles for the trek, again super nice) & took the free Miami trolley right back to the hotels doorstep! We walked across the bridge to Walgreens for chips and soda for the room. We liked being just out of the South Beach craziness.
Cons - as others have noted...check in was not easy. I actually checked in on line...which did nothing. We arrived at 3:00 thinking the online checking would help get us to our room before the 4:00 check in time. Didn’t get our room until 5:30 though the front desk did give us a credit to use anywhere in hotel so at least they recognized the problem and tried to make it better. I think that shows true hospitality.
Good hotel but beware of bar prices. Great service at front of house. Hotel well situated. Fabulous pool site with 2 pools. The hotel is directly on Miami Beach. Caution..... the bar prices are very expensive.